TUSQ nuts and saddles have rich tone without the inconsistency found in ivory, bone and other natural materials. Bone and ivory have hard and soft spots (grain) throughout each piece, hampering consistent transfer of vibrations to the guitar top. TUSQ nuts, saddles and bridge pins are designed to transfer the right frequencies more efficiently from the string to the guitar body. The PQ-9280-L0 is a great option to replace or upgrade the saddle on your left handed acoustic guitar. It is our most popular saddle and will work with many other guitars. It 1/8" thick and is compensated to help improve the playability of your guitar.